Liverpool: Steven Gerrard is enjoying Liverpool’s position as “dark horses” for the EPL title after the Reds continued their unbeaten start to 2014 on Wednesday with a last-gasp victory at Fulham.
Having twice come from behind at Craven Cottage, Gerrard’s stoppage-time penalty saw the Merseysiders through 3-2 as victors, moving them to within just four points of leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
“Against Arsenal, we showed how much class we’ve got,” the Reds skipper told the club’s website. “We showed we’ve got talent all over the pitch; at home, with the atmosphere behind us, you don’t have to motivate yourself — you just go out and perform. But coming away on a Wednesday night, windy, on a difficult pitch, away to Fulham is a big test.
“We’ve passed it but we still have to learn from our mistakes and defend better on the road if we’re to finish in the top four. We’re in the mix. It’s still early days and we’re not going to get carried away. But we are in good form. We feel as if we’re dark horses.
“We just carry on playing and trying to win as many games as we can. We have the advantage of no European football, because we have just got the league and FA Cup to focus on.”